Scale: Weekly Photo Challenge

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There was no doubting the cruise boat was large. It made the city of Sydney look small and people insignificant.

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It towered above

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and blocked out the landscape.

 

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But from the skytower in Aukland, the tallest freestanding building in the southern hemisphere

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(the lines are for a form of bungy jumping)

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the boat, though still towering above the cars and buildings around it, is not such a mammoth size.

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In response to weekly photo challenge where we are asked to show how big or how small the world can be.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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22 Responses to Scale: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. mvschulze says:

    Nice views of Syndny, and of course, the boat! M 🙂

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  2. One thing I’ve never really understood – why don’t ships so large SINK? I know, I know, the displacement of water. If that’s anything like my brother pushing me off the swing set, the boat should sink.
    Still, love your photos – as always.

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  4. Fantastic, Irene. I have also been up Sky tower and the view is amazing.

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  5. jules says:

    The ship looks more like a cattle ship than a cruiseliner!

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  6. Tina Schell says:

    Excellent choices Irene – never thought about using a cruise ship, which is a great example! Loved your tower shot also.

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  7. Rupali says:

    Wonderful gallery Irene.

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  9. Charli Mills says:

    I can hardly fathom the scale, that ship is so massive! I’ve never seen one that size.

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    • No these cruise liners are huge and you can get lost once on board. I once went out with a merchant seaman and the officers had a dinner on board as a farewell to family. He was Chief Engineer and I got an invite. However, with a merchant ship there is no such thing as a gang plank to get from land to boat. We had to climb ladders up the outside of the hull until reaching a deck where we could enter. I have never been so frightened in my entire life. That showed me how huge these things are and it was probably small in comparison.

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      • Charli Mills says:

        That’s a fabulous experience to have survived. I hope you weren’t climbing up a ship in a dress! I like to watch the big lakers on Lake Superior. If you drive up the Keweenaw Peninsula during the shipping season you can usually see one. They are huge!

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      • I don’t recall what I wore but I doubt it was a dress. I also don’t recall getting off the boat as I became ill with a temperature that made me confused and disoriented. I ended up in hospital. I hate to think how they got me off the thing. Possibly by crane.

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    • Charli Mills says:

      Crane! Oh, that would be something! Sounds like you took very ill, though.

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